Where was Sweet Girl filmed? Filming Locations Guide

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The amoral practices of a big pharmaceutical company trigger this tragic story of revenge, about a family stricken by cancer and the violence resulting from capitalist greed.

Sweet Girl was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the same city where this action thriller flick with a twist is set.

Sweet Girl Filming Locations

Jason Aquaman Momoa, who is back for the second season of the See series on Apple TV+, stars in the movie as survival expert Ray Cooper.

His rebellious daughter Rachel is played by Isabela Merced (Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado). The duo is confronted by hitman Amo Santos played by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. The main cast is completed by Lex Scott Davis as FBI Agent Sarah Meeker.

Here is our sugar-free guide to the shooting locations of Sweet Girl.

The Sweet Girl Filming Locations

Downtown Pittsburgh bridge
The movie opens with a chase sequence showing establishing shots filmed in downtown Pittsburgh and the Roberto Clemente Bridge, the iconic suspension bridge built in 1928.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the production required more than a thousand extras, 80 cars on the bridge, and a helicopter for the shoot which took a week to complete.
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Sweet Girl city
The PNC Park baseball stadium was closed down for filming the scene with Ray trying to avoid being captured by the authorities.

Opened in 2001, this riverside stadium hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.
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Bilgers Rocks
The family's flashback scene set some years earlier, taking place in a beautiful forest with lush vegetation, was filmed at Bilger's Rocks near Grampian in Clearfield County.

Covered with moss and set amongst the woods, this awe-inspiring section of the Appalachian mountain range looks like the exotic tropical rainforests of East Asia.
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Sweet Girl house
As IMDb reported, the exterior of the Cooper family's house is located at 1902 Webster Avenue in Hill District, a historic African American neighborhood.

The mythical 80s series, Hill Street Blues, set in an unnamed city in the Midwest, was filmed in Los Angeles, but it was possibly named after the district.

The towers in the background are the BNY Mellon Center and the US Steel Tower skyscraper.
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Gateway Station Mural
The first subway station scene was filmed at Gateway Station, easy to recognize because it is home to the 60-foot ceramic tile mural Pittsburgh Recollections.

The 780-piece artwork by artist Romare Bearden was first installed in 1984 at the original Gateway Center T station.

Valued at $15 million, the mural was removed before the old station was demolished. After a long restoration process, the enormous piece was reassembled at the new station, reopened in 2012.
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Steel Plaza Station Pittsburgh
The fight continues until the Steel Plaza Station, also located in the city's Downtown district.

Momoa's character drives a second-generation Oldsmobile 442, a vehicle from the muscle car era designed by General Motors.
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Carnegie Music Hall
The Unicef Charity Auction takes place at the Carnegie Music Hall, part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh complex.

The magnificent green marble columns hall is the grand foyer, boasting a soaring 50-foot ceiling.

Completed in 1895, this Beaux Arts-style structure can be hired for wedding ceremonies and corporate events.
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Layton Bridge
The ambush bridge is the Layton Bridge in Fayette County, built in 1899.

The bridge and the tunnel connecting Layton with Perryopolis over the Youghiogheny River were originally constructed for the railroad, abandoned in 1931, and rehabilitated in 1984.

This spot also served as a filming location for the 1991 movie, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs.
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Roxys Diner
Roxy's Diner is a real restaurant, now permanently closed, located at 1113 New Castle Road in Prospect, in Butler County.

The Kwik Fill gas station, located across the road from the diner, also appears in the movie.
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Sweet Girl drehorte
The next scene reconnects the story with the opening sequence of Sweet Girl.

The cameras of Fort Pitt Tunnel capture the car before crossing Fort Pitt Bridge, with the lights of the Fifth Avenue Place tower in the background.
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Ambulance scene
The ambulance scene was recorded at 7th Street and Penn Avenue, also located in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The filmmakers chose this intersection to showcase the grandiose facade of the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, the deluxe movie palace that opened in 1928.
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Allegheny County Courthouse
The final fight was filmed at Allegheny County Courthouse. The fountain of this monumental Romanesque Revival-style building is situated in the interior courtyard of this 1888 complex.

Pittsburgh is a really cinematic city - other recent Netflix productions including Mindhunter, Happiest Season, or The Chair were also filmed here on location.
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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - August 30, 2021 at 10:23 PM
The toll booth scene is Gateway Interchange on the Pa Turnpike.


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